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Feitz, A.J., Ransley, T.R., Dunsmore, R., Kuske, T.J., Hodgkinson, J., Preda, M., Spulak, R., Dixon, O. & Draper, J., 2014. Geoscience Australia and Geological Survey of Queensland Surat and Bowen Basins Groundwater Surveys Hydrochemistry Dataset (2009-2011). Geoscience Australia, Canberra Australia. http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/25/5452D04771CCF

Abstract

Recent national and state assessments have concluded that sedimentary formations that underlie or are within the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) may be suitable for the storage of greenhouse gases. These same formations contain methane and naturally generated carbon dioxide that has been trapped for millions of years. The Queensland government has released exploration permits for Greenhouse Gas Storage in the Bowen and Surat basins. An important consideration in assessing the potential economic, environmental, health and safety risks of such projects is the potential impact CO2 migrating out of storage reservoirs could have on overlying groundwater resources. The risk and impact of CO2 migrating from a greenhouse gas storage reservoir into groundwater cannot be objectively assessed without knowledge of the natural baseline characteristics of the groundwater within these systems. Due to the phase behaviour of CO2, geological storage of carbon dioxide in the supercritical state requires depths greater than 800m, but there are no hydrochemical studies of such deeper aquifers in the prospective storage areas. Geoscience Australia (GA) and the Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ), Queensland Department of Mines and Energy, worked collaboratively under the National Geoscience Agreement (NGA) to characterise the regional hydrochemistry of the Denison Trough and Surat Basin and trialled different groundwater monitoring strategies. The output from this Project constitutes part of a regional baseline reference set for future site-specific and semi-regional monitoring and verification programmes conducted by geological storage proponents. The dataset provides a reference of hydrochemistry for future competing resource users.
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dataset - GIS Dataset - Regional

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence

IP Owner

Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

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Date (publication)

2014

Product Type

dataset

Topic Category

geoscientificInformation

Keywords

GIS Dataset
Regional
gas
isotopes
greenhouse gas emissions
carbon dioxide
hydrochemistry
Hydrogeology

Resource Language

English

Resource Character Set

utf8

Resource Security Classification

unclassified

Geographic Extent

North bound
-23.140018
East bound
151.82405
West bound
147.9196
South bound
-28.5295

TEMPORAL EXTENT

2008-07-01 / 2011-11-02

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Geoscience Australia and the Geological Survey of Queensland established a project in 2009 called the "The Greenhouse Gas Storage Groundwater Project" under a National Geoscience Agreement. The purpose of the project was to characterise the regional hydro-geochemistry of the Denison Trough and trial different groundwater monitoring strategies. Data from the Project constitutes part of a regional baseline reference set for site specific and semi-regional monitoring and verification programmes conducted by CCS proponents. Hydrochemical surveys of groundwater bores were conducted in the Surat and Bowen Basins over 2009 - 2011. Water and gas field measurements were undertaken and samples were collected for trace metal, isotopic, trace organics, gas composition, gas isotopic composition, and major and minor ion analysis.

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Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
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Canberra
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ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information - Metadata

Metadata Standard Version

1.1

Metadata Date Stamp

2014-03-04

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unclassified

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Organisation Name
Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
Postal Code
2601
Country
Australia
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